What is Maui?

Maui is a Linux-based operating system, a suite of software that makes your computer run. You can use the Maui operating system to replace or to run alongside of other operating systems such as Microsoft Windows™ or Mac OS X™ although it's not currently considered as stable as other operating systems, if you feel brave enough you can be an early adopter and let us know of glitches and bugs and help us make a great product.


The Maui operating system is 100% free of cost for you to enjoy and share. It has a custom designed graphical environment called Hawaii designed to be easy to use and engineered to take full advantage of the new technologies that are making Linux so great these days.

Open Source and Open Governance

The Maui Project is a meritocratic, consensus-based community interested in developing the Maui system. We believe in the power of Open Source, Free Software and worldwide collaboration as we want to build, share and improve software together and make it available to everyone.

Responsive Design

Maui was made to look and behave great on every form factor. The user interface is adapted to the needs of the device it is running on, this means that while on desktops you have more elements and a layout optimized for mouse and keyboard interaction, on mobile you can use applications that adapts to the screen resolution and are designed for touch.

Advanced Technologies

Maui was born to take advantage of QtQuick, Wayland and systemd. Therefore it features a dynamic, flicker free and fast system.

Out of the Box Experience

Maui aims to offer an excellent desktop experience with Hawaii. Instead of forcing you to know every detail of your computer we expect you to turn it on, sit down and just use it.